Sleeve Applicator works with heat-free shrink labeling.

Press Release Summary:

Available in several models and engineered for containers ranging from 500 ml to 2.5 gal, STA-Series applies standard and high-elasticity, non-heat, PE stretch sleeves on various containers sizes and shapes at speeds to 60 cpm. Applicator accommodates containers up to 13 in. high and up to 5 in. dia and is compatible with round, square, and oval packages as well as various materials. It will reliably and continuously sleeve both printed or unprinted films and requires 1.5 kW for operation.

Original Press Release:

PDC-Europe Introduces Heat-Free Shrink Labeling

Pack Expo 2012, Booth #N3721. PDC-Europe, a business unit of the PDC Resource Group, has introduced an important new development in sleeving technology.

The new STA-Series is a highly versatile sleeve applicator that applies both standard and high-elasticity non-heat PE stretch sleeves on a variety of containers sizes and shapes. For many users, this development represents a savings of up to 50% compared with traditional heat shrink sleeves – and significant “bragging rights” for companies who are working toward greater sustainability in their packaging operations.

STA-Series Sleeve Applicators are available in several models and engineered for containers ranging from 500ml to 2.5 gallon, and speeds up to 60 cpm.  The system accommodates container heights up to 13” and diameters up to 5”.  It is compatible with round, square and oval packages, and all popular container materials, including metal, plastic, glass and cardboard.  The STA-Series will reliably and continuously sleeve both printed or unprinted films.

STA-Series systems have proven ideal as well for the application of non-heat PE sleeves on horizontal and vertical multipacks. Like all machinery manufactured by PDC Europe, these robust system are engineered for a long service life and trouble-free operation.

The STA-Series Sleeve Applicator was engineered for optimum sustainability, and is exceptionally “green.”  It operates with very low energy use – just 1.5 Kw - and uses recyclable polyethylene sleeves. Most important, it works without a shrink tunnel, because there’s no heat required.

STA-Series Applicators are available on an epoxy-painted frame for empty container applications and on a stainless steel frame for filled containers. Options include sensors for fallen containers, splice detection, feeder jam, ejection verification and other functions.  Downstream photo eyes, and bar code verification can also be engineered as part of the system's capabilities.

The STA-Series Sleeve Applicators are ideally suited for manufacturers and contract packers who want one system that will accomplish a broad variety of tasks reliably and consistently.

PDC-Europe specializes in no-heat sleeving systems with speeds ranging from 40 to 600 cpm for the Americas, and complete heat shrink & non-heat stretch sleeves for Europe, Asia and Africa. Since 1984, companies worldwide have turned to PDC-Europe to provide sleeving systems that set higher standards for production, performance and productivity.

The PDC Resource Group includes PDC International in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA, and PDC-Europe in Montdidier, France. Both locations offer sales, mechanical and electrical engineering, full fabrication, equipment manufacturing and technical services for sleeving systems.

For more information, contact:

Alcyr Coelho V.P.

Sales and Marketing – Americas

1106 Clayton Lane – Suite 521W 

Austin, TX 78723 USA


Toll-free: 800.758.1730

Fax: 512.302.0476

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